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Posted: 06/10/2015 at 19:44

ooh you snuck in Wonky! I've read about sickle cell: it sounds an absolutely crippling disease during a crisis. What a lucky chap to have you there being a proper wife!

Hmm... mine has been in his shed all evening. Wonder if I should check he's okay.


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 19:40

Talking of people copying: I had a German language teacher who copied my hair style including having it coloured the same, my friend pointed it out first (I'm some what blind to noticing most things that aren't related to an engine!) And I thought her just being daft. 

Until several other people in the class mentioned it.

I promptly dyed it bright blue. 


Another school, no vomit (hurrah!) Although they were so late in arriving that it made it quite the busy morning. Dentist was all well: apparently my wisdom tooth is still un-erupted. I don't like the idea of something in my mouth erupting.

I'm also not all that keen on a dentist that is so hand shake keen. I'm never keen on hand shakes but I know his hands are in peoples mouth all day (at least I was first in!)

Glad your scan was uneventful Hostfan. Your meal sounds very appealing: when can I come over?!

Working on my day off has really messed my brain. How can one day through everything out? I am most confused as to find no bake off on the television!

Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 19:25

KEF I've got the fire engine sorted to wash down in the morning so no worries ladies and gentleman ladies about letting your hair down.


Dirty Rascals in the oven but I'm sure a trifle can be mustered up on Friday morning for a sweet nibble to soak up the alcohol.


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 07:28

Morning all! Another day another class, but first the dentist. 

Went out into the garden last night in the rain and the path was alive with frogs. No exaggerations we counted fifteen at one point and you could see them moving everywhere. Lots of different sizes so I'm hoping between them and the hedgehog we will see the slug population decline. 

Wonky: I'm glad you played the non angry card, it works so much better! Enjoy your flat I hope it come together soon.

Tea anyone? 


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:49

Morning all. Up and it was still dark here! I'm hoping it was just the rain clouds (very wet) because the dog thought I was having him on when I told him it was time to get up! Must be cold because the heating came on.

Off to work shortly for a day of exploring "People who help us" with a nursery group. I'm going to chat to the chap who is coming in to help and see what his opinions are on the whole issue. That's providing he's not too miserable because its our day off today (the chap who was meant to be helping me on Mondays forgot to mention he was on holiday: oops!) 



Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:29

Morning all. Today I'm considering applying for a new job. Fortunately because my boss is epically incompetent I don't have a contract so I'm quietly convinced I could just not turn up. I do a ridiculous amount of work,  buy everything I need out of my own money, he's never once thanked me. Yesterday I got shouted at by a volunteer for booking a school in on OUR day off (I'm under pressure from said boss to get as many students through the door as I can so am loosing my day off to get another one in on an already full week) and the boss got ranty because I pointed out how much other places charge for scout sleepovers (£45 compared to our £16) and he started going on about "is it worth it" without even considering that I would be offended because I am the only one who does all the work, and he was referring that our event needed to be half decent... so am I doing all this work and it's still crap? I get lots of praise from the scouting groups: they must be so polite!

The fire service have a nice job going...

Oh well. Today I have to blast the house and get everything organised. Anyone have a skip handy?  Wonky I can't believe you're so organised. We've only decorated one room (the smallest) and stalled on all the others. Do remember to rest!

Dove, is your lawn dry at that time? Ours seems to stay damp so I'll be doing it after lunch.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 08:56

Morning all. Off to work soon but if anyone has any ideas for a memorable gift for a 16 yr old boy that last night won a spirit of fire courage award I'd be so grateful. 


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 19:51

Rugby is on. The dog has taken himself to bed! I thought the whole point of having a dog was someone to keep you company.

RUNNYBEAK: Reggies leg is so very *very* nearly there now. This week we started walking on tarmac again which caused a little limping to start with so we're trying to burn energy running in a soft grassy field which he adores (the council own this field and all that happens is a once a year steam rally in it. The rest of the year it is a beautiful dog walking field with paths through the long grass: lovely!) Hopefully he'll soon be back to two walks a day. 

I feel quite a lightweight here. Due to my injury last night I was sleeping with clothes on (always a shocker), a 4 tog duvet, and a heavy patchwork quilt so thick that I could barely move underneath it. It was only 5'C outside! (We have to have the window open unless the snow is coming in). His Lordship is almost always too hot so its a struggle to find a happy balance. I wanted to go Norge and have two single duvets on the bed so we could have our own thickness but he was having non of it (so he'll have to put up with my extra blankets) as it wasn't very romantic. Romantic is not having freezy cold toes in my eyes. 

I can't help but feel that rugby would be more appealing with less adverts.


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:58

Home alone tonight (well if you don't count the dog). I can't decide whether to be all organised and get the house cleaned, washing done, bread made, all uber organised and get the accounts for work typed up, all....

... oooh rugby and a big thick blanket to hide underneath.

I've had to pull out the winter socks: the perks of having an internal central heating system that is missing a few essential bits of wiring. My toes are like ice cubes!


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:27

Morning all! It's looking a lot brighter today than the past few days: it is 5'C mind you. Got the lawn cut yesterday and lifted a few lavenders that have been suffering from being in the path his lordship walks (and you thought wombats are bad). His lordship strimmed the edges, and the rainbow chard.

At least it looks tidier! 

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